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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Painting only: 9.8 x 10.2 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 13.2 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.81.b
The long-necked bottles are full of liquor.
At right, the merchant lies drunk while the vizier’s son receives the parrot from the merchant’s wife, with whom he is having an affair. In the upper register, a skilled carpenter carves an exact replica of the parrot that the vizier’s son will later pass to the merchant’s wife.
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